After a short break from music, pop/R&B singer Leona Lewis is gearing up for the release of her third studio album. The set will be lead by the dance-pop first single “Collide,” which will premiere September 4th.
Speaking on the new record, Lewis says: “I’m excited for people to see a different side to my music. ‘Collide’ is a summer song that has a really good vibe. I love the energy and happiness I feel when I listen to it . On my previous album ‘Echo’, and also on tour, I was experimenting with more high-energy sounds, so it’s a progression from that.”
As far as the album, Lewis says it will be her most personal, which is attributed to factors like her split from childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa in June 2010.
“The past two years, I have had a lot of situations thrown at me. It has made me realize that I am much stronger than I thought I was,” she says. “I have been through a lot of changes and making this new album has been really therapeutic. This really is my most personal album to date.”